Access Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe, Wife, Son, and Others Die In Chopper Crash

Feb 10, 2024 - 23:23
Feb 10, 2024 - 23:29
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Access Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe, Wife, Son, and Others Die In Chopper Crash

Tragedy struck on a fateful evening in California, United States, as a Eurocopter EC 130 helicopter, carrying six individuals, including the CEO of Access Bank and his family, crashed en route to the Super Bowl event in Boulder City, Nevada.

The CEO, Herbert Wigwe, accompanied by his wife, children, and others, departed from Palm Springs Airport at 8:45 p.m. local time, with an expected arrival time of 9:49 p.m. local time. However, the journey ended in devastation as the helicopter failed to reach its destination.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed the grim news, stating that there were no survivors. Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board launched investigations to determine the cause of the tragic crash.

Herbert Wigwe, a native of Rivers State, Nigeria, was not only a prominent figure in the banking industry but also a beloved husband and father. His unexpected demise sent shockwaves through the global business community, leaving many mourning the loss of a visionary leader.

As the investigation unfolds, heartfelt condolences pour in from colleagues, friends, and well-wishers, honoring the memory of Herbert Wigwe and the other victims of this devastating accident.

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